Welcome to ICANN62 | Policy Forum for 2018. This four-day meeting is focused on current policy development work, outreach, and daily opportunities to network with the community. This meeting is hosted by Autoridad Nacional para la Innovación Gubernamental.


EVENT DETAILS

Event Dates: 25-28 June 2018

Event Location: Megapolis Convention Center

Address: Boulevard El Hayek, Panama City, Panama

Venue Telephone: +507 380 1111

Meeting Website: https://meetings.icann.org/en/panamacity62

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


ATTENDANCE & FEES

All attendees will be required to present valid government-issued identification at the registration desk before receiving printed credentials. Register Now

Email validation is required to complete the registration process. Pre-registration is encouraged for all attendees.

Attendance at an ICANN meeting is free to the general public, although you will have to pay for your own travel and lodging. ICANN negotiates group discount rates with nearby hotels to help make the event more affordable. Get information on Booking a Hotel.


ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS

  • Sunday, 24 June           08:00 - 17:30
  • Monday, 25 June           08:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday, 26 June           08:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday, 27 June     08:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday, 28 June         08:00 - 13:00

ABOUT OUR HOST

The Autoridad Nacional para la Innovación Gubernamental’s role in Panama is to promote the use of information and communication technologies, through the implementation of public policies, norms, strategies, programs and projects of governmental innovation that encourage and regulate technological applications, at the national level, with human, material, and financial resources assigned to the Authority, to contribute to the modernization, automation, and optimization of processes at the State level.

More information on our host can be found here.




HOTEL & TRAVEL


VISA INFORMATION

IMPORTANT! Please note that Panama, requires at least two (2) blank, unused pages in your passport for entry and 3 months validity remaining on your passport.

Do I need a Visa?

http://www.embassyofpanama.org/inmigration-and-visas/ or http://www.migracion.gob.pa

Invitation Letter Request

Request an invitation letter https://invitationletters.icann.org.

Visa Application Options

Information for passport and visa requirements for entering Panama can be found here. Please be advised: for authorized visas, the approval process may take up to 60 business days, depending on the verification and completion of your documents.


Apply in-person or online through your local United States Embassy or Consulate


OFFICIAL HOTELS

ICANN has negotiated special rates for the hotels listed below. All rates are subject to availability and booking deadlines. Please confirm deposit and cancellation policies with the hotels prior to booking.


Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis

Boulevard El Hayek | Panama City | 0833-0293 | Panama | tel: +507 294 4000

Distance from Megapolis Convention Center: 58 Meters

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Our awe-inspiring, 66-story tower is located right in the heart of Panama City, Panama, just 20 minutes away from Tocumen International Airport and 15 minutes from Panama Canal. We are sure to offer everything you need to enjoy yourself – dining, nightlife, and entertainment – all in one place.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi and exclusive of taxes, service fees)

  • Deluxe Standard Room (single occupancy): USD $150.00 / PAB $150.00
  • Junior Suite (single occupancy): USD $190.00 / PAB $190.00

Booking Policy:

  • Any cancellation made less than 24 hours before scheduled check-in will incur a 1-night fee.


Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City

Avenida Balboa-Multicentro | Panama City | 0833-0293 | Panama | tel: +507 380 1111

Distance Megapolis Convention Center: 140 Meters

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Experience first hand the culture and people of Panama when you visit Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City. Located in the heart of the downtown area and just 20 minutes from Tocumen International Airport (PTY), we offer an ideal spot for leisure and business travel. Take the walkway from the hotel’s third floor to the Multicentro Shopping Mall.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi and taxes and service fees)

  • Deluxe Standard Room (single occupancy): USD $119.00 / PAB $119.00

Booking Policy:

  • Any cancellation made less than 24 hours before scheduled check-in will incur a 1-night fee.



TRANSPORTATION - GENERAL INFORMATION


There are many transportation options for getting around Panama.

Taxis:

  • Authorized taxis are typically yellow in color – all have a taxi sign on top.
  • Taxis can be hailed on the street, prearranged with a concierge, or picked up at taxi queues outside hotels, airport, or other major venues.
  • Authorized taxis are cash-only and accept only United States dollars (USD). Taxi drivers general carry minimal cash for change. Receipts are provided upon request.
  • Fixed rates are provided for authorized taxis from the airport.
  • Traffic varies widely; allow yourself plenty of time during peak traffic hours.

Ride-Share Services:

Uber operates and is currently available in Panama City.


TRANSPORTATION - PANAMA CITY AIRPORT

Tocumen International Airport/Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen (PTY) is the International airport of Panama City, Panama. The airport serves as the home base for Copa Airlines and is a regional hub, with additional routes to many European cities. Airport Code: PTY

Taxis:

  • Getting from Tocumen to the city center is easy by taxi. It costs $25 to $30 USD, which can be reduced to $10 USD if you can find two other people to share with. Depending on traffic, the route, and the hour of the day the trip can take between 20 minutes to over an hour.
  • Authorized taxis are cash-only and accept only United States dollars (USD). Taxi drivers general carry minimal cash for change. Receipts are provided upon request.
  • Fixed rates are provided for official taxis from the airport to the City.

Private Car Service:

The alternative mode of transportation between Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and your hotel is a pre-booked, private car service through ICANN's contracted Destination Management Company (DMC).

For private car service bookings through ICANN's preferred DMC, email coordinador@discoverpty.com

Make sure you confirm final costs, cancellation policies, and terms and conditions before booking.


Pricing:

Standard Sedan (up to 2 people): $39 USD One Way

  • Tourist tax is included in the rate.
  • The costs detailed above are valid for flight arriving between 6am and 11pm; an additional charge of $14 USD per way would apply for passengers arriving after 11pm and before 6am.

Van (up to 8 people): $181 USD One Way

  • Tourist tax is included in the rate.
  • The costs detailed above are valid for flight arriving between 6am and 11pm; an additional charge of $25 USD per way would apply for passengers arriving after 11pm and before 6am.

Luxury Sedan (up to 2 people): $205 USD One Way

  • Tourist tax is included in the rate.
  • The costs detailed above are valid for flight arriving between 6am and 11pm; an additional charge of $34 USD per way would apply for passengers arriving after 11pm and before 6am.

All major credit cards are accepted. You are able to charge Private Car Service to your room if you will be staying at Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis or Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City.


Private Car Service Terms and Conditions:

  • Cancellation requests must be sent via email to coordinador@discoverpty.com, at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled service. Cancellation requests received with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full price of the transfer service, at the DMC's discretion.
  • Please email coordinador@discoverpty.com with any changes to your flight arrival or departure itineraries (including flight delays) in a timely manner. If you fail to show for your original scheduled arrival flight or departure transfer without prior notification, you will be charged for the full price of the scheduled service.
  • Maximum capacity for luggage transportation is 2 bags per person, therefore boxes, TV, electronic equipment’s must be transported in a different vehicles, with an additional charge.

Ride-Share Services:

Uber operates and is available in Panama City. Uber is a cost effective option to get in and around the city, and has a flat $25 fee to/from the airport.



INTERNATIONAL VISITORS


BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

As a convenience to the community, ICANN provides links to reference information about traveling to Public Meeting locations. Please note that the links below come from third-party resources, are given for illustrative purposes, and have not been verified or reviewed by the ICANN organization. Sources include both private and government websites.

 

When visiting any host country, it is the responsibility of each traveler to learn about visa requirements and stay informed about all information specific to any ICANN meeting location. Check with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.


TRAVEL RESOURCES

The ICANN62 meeting website highlights important information, including visa information.

Many government bureaus responsible for international travel information publish traveler checklists (example here).

The Visit Panama website contains useful information for travelers.


HEALTH & SAFETY

Both the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide valuable information for travelers to international destinations:

ICANN will implement a 24/7 Health and Safety Center (HSC) to assist with any safety, security or health questions, concerns or incidents.


LOCAL LAWS & CUSTOMS

As a guest in any country, you are responsible for understanding and respecting the local laws and customs.

ICANN recommends checking with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.


CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS

Visit Panama website provides useful information about weather, language, and culture – see Panama: Much more than a canal.

ICANN encourages checking with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information and recommendations for cultural considerations.

Various governments also provide this information – see examples here:




LOCATION


VENUE DETAILS

Megapolis Convention Center

Boulevard El Hayek

Panama City

Panama


KEY DETAILS

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone – Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -5:00

Languages: Spanish (official)

Currency: United States dollar (USD) and Panamanian balboa (PAB)

International Call Code: +507

Emergency Contacts (Local):

  • Fire: 103
  • Ambulance: 103
  • Police: 104
  • Emergencies: 911

Business Workweek: Monday – Friday

Weather in June:

  • Tropical Marine, average temperatures year round range from 24°C (75.2°F) to 35°C (95°F).

MAPS


RESTAURANTS

For dining options and contact information of local restaurants - Click Here.

For inquiries, you may contact the restaurants directly or email icann62@terramar.com.mx for booking assistance. Note: Depending on the level of service/assistance required by Terramar, a fee may be required. Please inquire with Terramar for further details.




SCHEDULE


PUBLISHED SCHEDULE

The comprehensive meeting schedule will be posted  on Monday, 4 June 2018 at https://62.schedule.icann.org/.


MOBILE APP

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BLOCK SCHEDULE

Click here to view the current block schedule.